The Truth

The Truth

Large Print - 2003
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A war of words and a battle for the truth in Terry Pratchett's bestselling Discworld(R) series

The denizens of Ankh-Morpork fancy they've seen just about everything. But then comes the Ankh-Morpork Times, struggling scribe William de Worde's upper-crust newsletter turned Discworld's first paper of record.

An ethical journalist, de Worde has a proclivity for investigating stories--a nasty habit that soon creates powerful enemies eager to stop his presses. And what better way than to start the Inquirer, a titillating (well, what else would it be?) tabloid that conveniently interchanges what's real for what sells.

But de Worde's got an inside line on the hot story concerning Ankh-Morpork's leading patrician, Lord Vetinari. The facts say Vetinari is guilty. But as William de Worde learns, facts don't always tell the whole story. There's that pesky little thing called . . . the truth.

Publisher: Anstey, Eng. : Thorpe, 2003, c2000.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780708949634
Characteristics: 450 p. ;,24 cm.


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Nov 27, 2017

One of my favs, not sure if I got the whole text I downloaded the 2nd copy of this from the catalogue but it cheered up my surgery recovery very much, a wry, funny read about real journalism whatever that may be in these strange times...

forbesrachel Aug 02, 2017

Appropriate for the times. Pratchett brings his usual wit and insight to the topics of journalism, politics, and the truth, as Ankh-Morpork heads towards its next century. Mafia movies are also part of this satirical stew. All-in-all, another great Discworld novel.

Amandatoryrant Jun 02, 2011

another laugh out loud, rollicking good time from Terry Pratchett. A view of journalism at its very finest.


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Nov 23, 2009

A lie can run round the world before the truth has got its boots on.

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